Standard Test Method for Determination of Sulfur Compounds in Natural Gas and Gaseous Fuels by Gas Chromatography and Flame Photometric Detection
|Publication Date:||10 March 1998|
|ICS Code (Solid fuels):||75.160.10|
|ICS Code (Physicochemical methods of analysis):||71.040.50|
This test method covers the determination of individual volatile sulfur-containing compounds in gaseous fuels by gas chromatography (GC) with flame photometric detection (FPD). The detection range for sulfur compounds is from 20 to 20 000 picograms (pg) of sulfur. This is equivalent to 0.02 to 20 mg/m³ or 0.014 to 14 ppmv of sulfur based upon the analysis of a 1-mL sample.
This test method describes a GC-FPD method using a specific capillary GC column. Other GC-FPD methods, with differences in GC column and equipment setup and operation, may be used as alternative methods for sulfur compound analysis with different range and precision, provided that appropriate separation of the sulfur compounds of interest can be achieved.
This test method does not intend to identify all individual sulfur
species. Total sulfur content of
samples can be estimated from the total of the individual compounds
determined. Unknown compounds
are calculated as monosulfur-containin
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values stated in inch-pound units are for information only.
This standard does not purport to address all the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.